- Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation (MGM)
- Release Date: Jun 14, 2002
The over-the-top sincerity that is so rewarding in "Face/Off" (1998), Woo's best American film, feels too clichéd in this more conventional context.
This is a great subject for a movie, but Hollywood has squandered the opportunity, using it as a prop for warmed-over melodrama and the kind of choreographed mayhem that director John Woo has built his career on.
Woo's antiwar intentions and his talent are at odds. In Windtalkers, war is a beautiful hell.